Prospective Student Information
Dual Language Programs
Two-way dual language programs Students in the program speak two different native languages and instruction is in both of these languages.
How does it work?
Students learn to read first in their dominant language. Then, they spend equal amounts of time studying Language Arts in English and in Spanish. Math is taught in English, and Science and Social Studies are taught in Spanish. Students build fluency and comprehension through daily interactions in both languages with both English and Spanish dominant students.
Language immersion Programs
How does it work?
Tulsa Public Schools offers dual language and immersion programs at eight schools throughout the district.
Zarrow International School
Students in this immersion program are English dominant and are taught entirely in Spanish.
Eisenhower International School
English dominant students are offered immersion programs in either Spanish or French.
The dual language program was not around when my daughter started school. She does not read or write in Spanish and prefers to speak mostly in English. But after years in the dual language program, my son is able to read documents in both languages and communicates very well to all of our family members. He helps me so much and I'm really proud of that.
- Proud Parent, Skelly Elementary School
What I love about Eisenhower is that the teachers come from all over the world. The students learn the languages with authentic accents and learn many cultures at the same time.
- Jeanne Hunt, Parent, Eisenhower International
Our son [has] Autism Spectrum Disorder and Zarrow gave him something new to focus on by learning Spanish. The staff have always been approachable and when necessary, they reach out to us. When we walk through the doors of Zarrow, it feels like an extended family. One feels a sense that everyone is there for our children.
- Hilerey Sample Polliard, Parent, Zarrow International
My friends and relatives often compliment me on how well my children communicate in Spanish.
- Proud parent, Skelly Elementary School
Dual Language Academy creates the opportunity for all children to be bilingual and creates endless opportunities for new experiences. - Proud Parent, Dual Language Academy
Director of Dual Language and Immersion